Cute trick, right? Pissing the headbangers off by making them download “Rocky Mountain High” in disguise.
But I’m curious – I doubt they got the permission of the John Denver estate to do this. And those John Denver songs are still under copyright. So unless I miss my guess…couldn’t the Denver estate sue Metallica for copyright infringement?
And isn’t Metallica doing exactly that to which they claim to be opposed – namely, taking away the right of the copyright holder to determine when and how a song is distributed?
Oh, the delicious irony.
That is all.
(I know, lame – but I couldn’t figure out where to put this. It’s kind of MPSIMS-ey, but also has both GQ and GD elements. I finally figured it’d end up here in the Pit eventually anyway.)
If one is unable to tell the difference between John Denver and Metallica, one should consider investing in heavy-duty gear for the hearing impaired. Preferably something with wheels and a backup power source.
Considering the veeeery vague insinuations on that news site, without actual accusations or evidence against Metallica or its agents, and considering the number of times I have seen entire 700 meg movies turn out to be totally blank from file-sharing services, and considering the legal ramifications of taking someone else’s work and passing it around for free without his estate’s permission…
I would guess that this is the result of people who just think this is funny. Remember that apparently some people think writing viruses is funny.